Ok, I finally got it working with the help of a post from another forum i found. Just wanna say ty very much to this guy for his effort in figuring out something that belkin should have clearly sorted by now. Here is the post for all of you who are having the same issues..
This worked for me and I'm using Belkin F5D8053 N Wirless usb dongle v3:
After various testing configurations, I would like to confirm that the Belkin F5D8053 (a Draft-N adapter) works with the Ralink RT2870 chipset. It does not require any modified INF files or custom driver packs, but still requires some configuration adjustments and drivers directly from Ralink. My configuration has this running correctly under Windows 7 (64-bit). The following steps are required to get this operational:
0) Make sure you have uninstalled any existing drivers or software you have installed for this specific Belkin adapter. As there is no Windows 7 driver from Belkin yet at the time of writing, this shouldn't be a problem.
1) Visit the Ralink website: Ralink corp. | Home
Head to the "Software" page, and on the Windows page download the "USB (RT2870 /RT2770 /RT307X /RT2070 /RT3572)" driver (currently dated 09/25/2009, the filename is "IS_AP_STA_RT2870_D-188.8.131.52_VA-184.108.40.206_W7-220.127.116.11_RU-18.104.22.168_AU-22.214.171.124_092509_126.96.36.199WP_Free.exe"). This driver package includes drivers for Windows 2000, XP 32 & 64-bit, Vista 32 & 64-bit and Windows 7 32 & 64-bit.
2) Right-click the installation file and set the Compatibility Mode to "Windows XP SP2". This step is required, as the Windows 7 drivers do not contain the "PSP Xlink Mode" option in the Advanced settings of your network adapter. The drivers installed when the installer is in compatibility mode still function properly under Windows 7 64-bit.
3) Run the installer (now set for XP SP2 compatibility).
- Click the "I accept the terms of the license agreement" radio button and click Next.
- When asked "Choose to install...", select the "Install driver only" radio button and click Next.
- Click Install.
- Wait for the "InstallShield Wizard Complete" dialogue box to appear.
- Click Finish.
4) Insert your Belkin F5D8053 N wireless USB adapter into a powered USB port on your computer. Given the size of its casing potentially obstructing other nearby USB ports, you may want to use the stand that comes with it.
You should get a notification from Windows 7 saying drivers were NOT successfully installed.
5) Go the Windows "Control Panel" and open up "Device Manager". Under the category "Other devices" will be "F5D8053 N Wireless USB Adapter" with a yellow triangle and black exclamation point (warning symbol) next to it. Right click the F5D8053 adapter and select "Update Driver Software..."
6) When asked "How do you want to search for driver software?", select "Browse my computer for driver software. On the following screen, select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer".
From the "Select your device's type from the list below" listing, select "Network adapters" and click Next.
From the "Manufacturer", select "Ralink Technology, Corp." [DO NOT SELECT "Ralink Technology Corp." Make sure to select the one WITH the 'comma' in the manufacturer name.] From the "Network Adapter" list, select "802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card (Ralink Technology, Corp.)". Click Next.
You will receive a dialogue box titled "Update Driver Warning" stating "Installing this device driver is not recommmended because Windows cannot verify that it is compatible with your hardware. If the driver is no compatible, your hardware will not work correctly and your computer might become unstable or stop working completely. Do you want to continue installing this driver?" Click Yes.
Windows will beep a few times and the blue light on the Belkin adapter should flash. You will receive a dialogue stating "Windows has successfully updated your driver software" for the device "802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card". Click Close.
"802.11n USB Wireles LAN Card" will now appear under "Network adapters" in the "Device Manager". (It is possible that the device may have a number after it depending on how often you've installed/uninstalled the drivers and didn't take the time to clear out any leftover registry entries afterward. This is not harmful.)